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Dot and the Kangaroo (1977)

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A young girl gets lost in the Australian outback and befriends a kangaroo

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Frawley ...
Dot (voice)
Joan Bruce ...
The Kangaroo / Mother (voice)
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Mr. Platypus (voice)
June Salter ...
Mrs. Platypus (voice)
Ross Higgins ...
Willie Wagtail (voice)
Lola Brooks ...
(voice)
Peter Gwynne ...
(voice)
Ron Haddrick ...
Father (voice)
Richard Meikle ...
(voice)
George Assang ...
(voice)
Kerrie Biddell ...
(voice)
John Derum ...
(voice)
Kevin Golsby ...
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Nola Lester ...
(voice)
Sue Walker ...
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A young girl gets lost in the Australian outback and befriends a kangaroo

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Trivia

Dot has a brown patch on her right sleeve which is not seen in any of the sequels. See more »

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The red kangaroo speaks verbally to Dot before Dot tastes the 'Food of Understanding'. See more »

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Referenced in Dot and Keeto (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Dreamtime
Music by Bob Young
Lyrics by John Palmer
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I love Dot!
9 October 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I can remember very little about the "Dot" films from my childhood; except I think the 1987 film "Dot goes to Hollywood." I had recently ordered the DVD of this film, and watching it a few times, I really love it out the other "Dot" films - though I haven't seen some. And also I love kangaroos.

Based a children's book by Australian author Ethel C. Pedley, the film's about a girl named Dot is lost in the Australian bushland after chasing a bilby (a hopping rat) into the wood and losing sight of her home. She is approached by a red kangaroo, who gives her a strange root to eat. Upon eating the root, Dot is able to understand the language of all animals, and she tells the kangaroo her plight. The kangaroo, who has lost her own joey, decides to help little Dot despite her own fear of humans. I am even thinking of reading the original Pedley book - though as I said before: Not many people today know of books like this one.

Overall I love this film and I love 4 out of the 7 songs in the film.


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